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Last updated 5th August 2019

Music and worship

Music helps many of us worship God.

There are many styles of worship from Gregorian chants, through choral ensembles, music groups to worship videos. 

Did you know the Diocese offers a fantastic All Age Worship Training Day? The event is run by Mandy Stanton (Lay Leadership Officer in the Growing Leaders Team at the Diocesan Offices) and Sarah Earnshaw (Diocesan Children’s Work Adviser in the Diocesan Board of Education).

You could get together with neighbouring parishes to host an event. Read a feature story about the initiative here which includes details for more information.  


Some useful websites ...

The Royal School of Church Music  is an educational charity committed to promoting the study, practice and improvement of music in Christian worship.

In addition to its role in supporting choral music, the Royal School of Church Music, RSCM, is also now offering support to churches which use different styles of music and have neither organists nor robed choirs. The RSCM offer a one-day course (Lift Up Your Voice) which encourages people to use whatever musical gifts (and instruments) they have.

More information. 


The CCLI® Church Copyright Licence™ permits churches to project or print out the words and music to the world’s great worship songs and hymns.

With this licence, the church is covered for recording services on behalf of those unable to attend in person. 

CCLI also provide access to worship songs; lyrics, chords and videos through their Worshipfuel website